Aaron Filbeck, CFA, CAIA, CIPM joined Daniele Bianchi, PhD to discuss Daniele's paper, “Cryptocurrencies as an Asset Class?: An Empirical Approach”, published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Journal of Alternative Investments (Read the full article here). Dr. Bianchi provides a summary of the growing body of literature on cryptocurrencies, his empirical approach to measuring its diversification benefits, and the implications for investors seeking to allocate to cryptocurrencies.
In their 2020 edition of Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, McKinsey & Co. provided new insights on corporate valuation such as the impact of digital valuation techniques, ESG issues, and long-term investing. In this one-hour discussion, they covered the history and evolution of corporate valuation, placed particular emphasis on these topics and the impact on private markets investing today.
Investors navigating an era of climate change are demanding more data to measure the upstream and downstream climate risk and opportunities. But, how can investors use different approaches to climate data in portfolio construction to improve outcomes? We test three types of climate data to understand the circumstances in which they are a value-add to portfolio construction. Building on "decarbonization factors" research, Prof. Serafeim shares insights on how playing to the strengths of climate data can help investors design strategies to manage climate risk while increasing risk-adjusted returns.
In a conversation with CAIA's Millissa Allen, Sara Olsen and David Pritchard of SVT Group, and Yuwei Shi of Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey discuss their piece on the belief that the impact management profession will grow and decide the staying power of ESG and impact investing. Read the complete article and take the brief survey here on Portfolio for the Future.
Bill Kelly and Aaron Filbeck were joined by Rashad Kurbanov, CEO of iownit, on September 3 to discuss the recent SEC accredited investor ruling, access to private markets, and how technology can provide operational efficiency and increased transparency for investors. The discussion follows a recent blog post from Rashad on these topics.
Does the illiquidity premium really exist after fees? Can the efficient frontier really be expanded through private capital or can the same behavior be captured through highly indebted publicly traded small cap equities? Gregory Brown, Executive Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, and John Bowman, CFA, Senior Managing Director of the CAIA Association co-host a panel of experts that have wrestled and opined on this complex set of questions.
Deborah McLean, CAIA's Managing Director of Global Relations, talks with organizations each taking the lead on closing the gap in both interest and success in the financial fields for women and girls. Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100 Women in Finance, Janet Cowell, CEO, Girls Who Invest, and Lindsay Burton, Founder & President, Kayo Conference Series offer their insights. Watch the conversation here.
A recent joint event between CAIA Association’s Virtual Chapter and CFA Society Columbus featured Glen Yelton, Head of Responsible Investing, Americas at Invesco and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM, Associate Director of Content Development at CAIA Association and Vice President at CFA Society Columbus. Glen and Aaron covered a variety of topics including the evolution of sustainable investing, the current ESG landscape in the time of COVID-19, ESG application in fixed income and private markets, institutional adoption of ESG policies, and other issues such as performance considerations and strategy "greenwashing."